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195. O Holy Night

1 O holy night, the stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth;
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!
Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices;
O night divine! O night when Christ was born!
O night divine! O night, O night divine!

2 Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,
With glowing heart by His cradle we stand;
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our friend;
He knows our need, He guards us from all danger;
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!

3 Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love, and His gospel is peace;
Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother,
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we;
Let all within us praise His holy Name!
Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever!
His pow'r and glory evermore proclaim!
His pow'r and glory evermore proclaim!

Text Information
First Line: O holy night, the stars are brightly shining
Title: O Holy Night
Author: John S. Dwight
Publication Date: 1989
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [O holy night, the stars are brightly shining]
Composer: Adolphe C. Adam
Key: C Major



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